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Want to Volunteer at the LPGA at Thornberry Creek?

The Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic is looking for additional volunteers July 2nd  – 8th  during the 2018 event.

A lifeline to the success of an LPGA event is the army of volunteers made up of willing and enthusiastic people in our community. Being a volunteer is a unique behind-the-scenes way to experience a professional golf tournament. It’s fun, exciting, and gratifying to know that you are playing a vital role in its success.

For a registration fee of $55, volunteers receive a tournament shirt and hat, four weekly grounds passes ($300 value), one parking pass, and food and beverage during their shifts. Volunteers that work a minimum of 18 hours during the course of the event are eligible for one round of golf at Thornberry Creek at Oneida with greens fees waived ($25 cart fee still applicable). Additional information, as well as the registration link can be found on the tournament website www.thornberrycreeklpgaclassic.com.

 

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With a Name Like That…

William Shakespeare once asked, “What’s in a name?,” in Romeo and Juliet. Perhaps, Crystal Methvin has the answer.

Methvin was arrested last weekend in Florida for possession of drug paraphernalia and, yes, crystal meth, WJXT reports.

Police responded to a parking lot in St. Augustine on Saturday after they received an anonymous call and found Methvin along with three others inside a car. When the police searched the car, they found Methvin’s eponymous drug of choice.

Methvin is being held on $5,000 bond, according to Brainerd Dispatch.

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Discover Wisconsin Highlighting Manitowoc/Two Rivers

Wisconsin, the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, will be shining the spotlight on Manitowoc and Two Rivers in an upcoming episode. “Manitowoc and Two Rivers – From Ship to Shore” premieres Saturday, June 16 at 10 a.m. on Fox Sports Wisconsin and at 6:30 p.m. on WFRV Channel 5. The episode will also be available on discoverwisconsin.com after June 17.

A premiere party will be held Wednesday, June 6 at the Capitol Civic Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The show kicks off on the Manitowoc River, where co-host Eric Paulsen takes to the water to kayak with the Friends of the Manitowoc River Watershed. Later, Paulsen heads to Burger Boat Company in Manitowoc and learns about the area’s shipbuilding history, and looks on as a custom yacht is being built.

“The episode shows our communities’ relationship to the water, not just Lake Michigan but to our inland rivers and lakes too,” said Jason Ring, MAVCB Executive Director. “There are great places for kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding, and great hiking and biking opportunities near the water as well.”

Next, co-host Mariah Haberman meets with a maritime archaeologist to learn about the many shipwrecks off the coast of the area, and later, the Discover Wisconsin crew visits Shipwreck Adventures in Two Rivers. Haberman rents a stand-up paddleboard from the Manitowoc Marina, and then stops in at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

Paulsen makes his way to the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center to learn about the area’s agricultural impact, and the Discover Wisconsin crew stops in at Pine River Dairy to hear about the family-run butter manufacturing business. Paulsen learns about the Two Rivers-born ice cream sundae at the Historic Washington House, which holds a replica of Ed Berners’ Ice Cream Parlor, and then heads to Pinecrest Plates at Manitowoc’s Pinecrest Historical Village.

Haberman heads toward the coastline to check out Mariner’s Trail, and then stops in at West of the Lake Gardens before walking through the Woodland Dunes Nature Center and Preserve to take in some wildlife. The episode comes to a close on the beaches of Lake Michigan, where the Kites Over Lake Michigan event is held during Labor Day weekend.

“Manitowoc and Two Rivers are both such cool cities with their lakefront locations, maritime history, and a lot to see and do,” said Paulsen. “Whether kayaking on the Manitowoc River, exploring the Historic Rogers Street Fishing Village, watching beautiful new boats and yachts being crafted, or enjoying an ice cream sundae where it all started, this is definitely a uniquely fun and interesting area to visit. I had a great time and I’ll be back to bike that beautiful path along Highway 42 between the two cities, too!”

“Manitowoc and Two Rivers – From Ship to Shore” will reach Discover Wisconsin’s broadcast network of 600,000 viewers across the upper Great Lakes region, including Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Northern Illinois, and Upper Michigan. The episode was produced by Jessica Murphy. To learn more, visit discoverwisconsin.com.

 

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Is This the World’s Biggest Cornflake?

A guy in the UK was shocked to find the world’s biggest ever cornflake in his cereal, measuring a gigantic six inches. Hinay Lad initially thought a piece of ceiling had fallen into his bowl of cereal when he first saw the giant flake. He added: “It felt like a rock. If you tried bending it, it wouldn’t break. That’s why we thought it was a bit of ceiling.”

 

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Packers and UW-Extension Team Up to Promote Fresh Produce Donations

This growing season, the Green Bay Packers and Brown County UW-Extension are partnering to continue and expand their Planting for a Purpose Program, to encourage community members to donate fresh produce to local food pantries. The program, including its new Brown County Sweet Potato Project, will have three kickoff dates:

  • Friday, May 25, from 4 to 6 p.m., at 210 Museum Pl. in conjunction with the Northeast Wisconsin Master
    Gardeners’ plant sale.
  • Saturday, May 26 from 9 to 11 a.m., at 210 Museum Pl. in conjunction with the Northeast Wisconsin Master
    Gardeners’ plant sale.
  • Saturday, June 2, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Saturday Farmers’ Market on South Washington Street.

Local gardeners are encouraged to sign up for Planting for a Purpose and pledge to donate a portion of their harvest to a local food pantry. Those who sign up at goo.gl/pjTWu9 can receive a free garden kneeler and gardening gloves, while supplies last. 2018 marks the program’s second year, and this year the program is also expanding to include the Brown County Sweet Potato Project, based off of a similar program in Dane County. All community members are invited to sign up to receive free sweet potato slips (plants) with the understanding that they agree to donate half of their sweet potato harvest to food pantries. Those wishing to participate are encouraged to request a specific number of plants in advance at goo.gl/bdqC7j, and may then pick up slips on 5/25 or 5/26 at the plant sale or at the 6/2 farmers’ market. UW-Extension Horticulture Education Vijai Pandian will also offer a brief free class on growing sweet potatoes at 11:00am on Saturday, May 26 at 210 Museum Pl.

Local food pantries report that there is a great demand for more fresh produce donations to meet clients’ needs, and those participating in Planting for a Purpose help to make sure all community members have access to fresh fruits and vegetables. In 2017, pantries reported 13,814 pounds of donated produce, and Planting for a Purpose hopes to increase this number in 2018. Says Leslie Sharkey, Volunteer and Guest Services Coordinator at Paul’s Pantry, “Planting, maintaining, and harvesting a garden takes a lot of time and energy, and for it to go to help others in our community is absolutely wonderful!”

Interested gardeners also can sign up and learn more at http://browncountycommunitygardens.org.

 

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Pets on the Patio

petsonpatio.JPGSummer is finally here and Plymouth Tap is opening their patio to pets and will host “Pets on the Patio.”  May 26th will be the official opening of the pet friendly patio. In partnership with Christel’s Pet Supplies & More this will be an event to bring your dog, cat, spouse and/or significant other where your pets will receive special treats and you will have the opportunity to wash your pet with the supplied soap, water and towels while enjoying beverages and food on the patio.

“Being a pet lover and wanting to share our patio, I felt it would be nice to allow visitors to bring their pet and relax,” stated Nate Fetterer, Plymouth Tap owner/operator.  “So if someone has a pet, and controls their actions, I will welcome them from 6 am to 2 am for food, beverages and entertainment.”

Saturday, May 26 from 11am to 3 pm Plymouth will be the place to be.  In addition to pets there will be music from 11 – 4 by Buckshot a unique solo artist with state-of-the-art electronic affects including harmonies and a drum groove.

Plymouth Tap is located at 101 East Mill Street in Plymouth, formerly Casey Jones Lanes.  In addition to having the longest bar in Sheboygan County, Plymouth Tap has become known for great food, numerous TV’s, games to play, a great beer selection, and the WOW Bloody Mary.  Its hours of operation – from 6 am to 2 am (food served 6 a to 12 am) – make it a home for 3rd shifters, allowing them a chance to unwind, relax, socialize and watch a bit of classic television.

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Lakeshore Technical College Foundation Receives $25,000 Gift

The Lakeshore Technical College Foundation recently received a gift of $25,000 from the John C. and Katherine B. Miller Charitable Fund of the Lakeshore Community. The gift is designated to support the LTC Promising Futures Scholarship Campaign. Launched last fall with a goal of one million dollars, the campaign will raise funds to help high school seniors and adult students access financial resources and enroll at LTC.

“With partners like John and Kate Miller, LTC is redefining the future of higher education to create an affordable, accessible path to family-sustaining employment and career advancement,” said LTC President Dr. Paul Carlsen.

The Promising Futures Scholarship Campaign will make the dream of a college education a reality by addressing three key initiatives: Promise Scholarships for high school seniors, Futures Scholarships for adult students, and Emergency Grants for LTC students in need of immediate financial relief.

“We believe in making more scholarships available to willing and ambitious students who otherwise could not afford a technical education,” said John Miller. “It is our hope that our gift to the Promising Futures Scholarship Campaign truly will transform lives with an LTC education.”

Donations can be made to the Promising Futures Scholarship Campaign by visiting gotoltc.edu/PromisingFutures or by calling the LTC Foundation at 920.693.1852.

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Blue Means Go: A DATCP Sticker Means You Are Getting What You Paid for at the Pump

SampleWMPumpSticker.jpgHitting the road this Memorial Day weekend? If so, you’ll likely need to fill up your tank before you start your journey. If you see a Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) inspection sticker on the pump, you can be confident that our weights and measures inspectors have tested that unit and found it to be accurate.

DATCP checks gas pumps statewide to ensure that consumers are getting the appropriate amount of fuel for their money, and our annual inspection numbers show that Wisconsin businesses take that responsibility seriously. In 2017, DATCP inspectors tested 38,209 grades of fuel at pumps statewide. Consumers received either the accurate amount of fuel or extra fuel 99.8 percent of the time in these tests.

When checking fuel pumps, DATCP inspectors and city sealers test for accuracy, check for tampering and credit card skimmer devices, look for leaks, verify posted price signs, test fuel quality, and ensure that the customer displays are working and are accurate.

For even more protection in a fuel purchase, Wisconsin consumers can:

  • Check the price per gallon on the pump to ensure that it matches the street sign.
  • Verify that the price display reads zero before opening the nozzle.
  • Check the total price after filling up to ensure that it computed properly.
  • Tell the store management immediately if there is a problem at the pump. If you wish to file a weights and measures complaint with DATCP, send an e-mail to datcpweightsandmeasures@wi.gov or call 608-224-4942.

So if you fill up in Wisconsin before you hit the highway this weekend, check for a DATCP inspection sticker or a city seal at the pump so you can focus on the road…not your wallet.